Kentucky Wildcats win 2012 NCAA Basketball Championship: From the beginning, the Kentucky Wildcats’ men’s college basketball team was installed as favorite to win the 2012 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament and on Monday (April 2) showed America why they were favorites. Kentucky, coming off at 5-to-7 odds on the College Basketball Odds futures board, defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59, covering as 6 1/2-chalk game favorites. For the season, the Wildcats finished with a nations best, 38-2 record. The 2012 NCAA Title is Kentucky’s eighth of all-time and first for head coach John Calipari.
Kentucky showed it was the tournaments best by winning six games SU and covered the betting spread in four of the six with one push (4-1-1). The only game Wildcat’s backers lost money on was in the second round against Western Kentucky where then fell short of a 26 1/2-chalk cover in with their 15 point SU win. Total’s backers who wagered the UNDER cashed in both games Kentucky played in the Final-Four. The previous four games went OVER the posted total.
In the early going the championship game took on the appearance that Kentucky might run off and hide but Kansas showed grit, battling back to make a game of it in the final five minutes. Sophomore guard Doron Lamb led the Wildcats with 22 points, including back to back three-pointers that put them upby 16 with 10 minutes left in the second half. Kansas fought hard closing the deficit to 6 before the Wildcats held them off for the win. Kentucky’s star freshman Anthony Davis had a bad shooting night but was fantastic off the glass pulling down 16 rebounds.
Handicapper Reno Gold scored with his Kentucky pick in the championship game Monday night. The Cat’s narrowly covered the 6 1/2-chalk in their eight-point SU win but – a win is a win. Reno went 1-1-1 in Final Four picks but was a big winner for the tournament.
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